The contract of the expatriate staff of Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel who allegedly stole eight bars of gold from the room of a hotel guest has been terminated.
The sacking comes after staff, numbering about 100, were seen drumming and singing war songs insisting they will not return to their post until the expatriate worker who stole a gold bar from the company is dismissed.
According to them in a protest days ago, local employees of the company have in the past been dismissed for taking items such as milo without permission.
According to the staff, management wanted to sweep the matter under the carpet.
They said some of their colleagues had been fired for petty crimes such as stealing pens while expatriate staff went unpunished when they stole from guests.
The protest was largely reported in the media pushing management of the hotel to set up a disciplinary committee.
The Industrial and Commercial Workers Union represented the Staff at the committee.
Source: Starr Online